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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
    Technique

    Modular Placement Prototyping Technique

    A modular system for prototyping the exact placement of sensors, to be able to use/try/test them before finalizing where they go!

    Nadja Kutz has been developing all kinds of ideas for making herself datagloves (and senor-wear) to allow her to interact with her computer in alternate (more healthy) ways. One nice quick&cheap solutions she has been using are rubber/latex gloves and stickytape or glue. But another idea she had was to combine the hook-side of Velcro with powermesh fabric.

    For a first series of dataglove prototypes for Arne’s commission, I used this technique to build a modular glove + magnetic field sensors + magnets prototype.

    Gloves

    Dataglove sensor tests

    Dataglove sensor tests

    Snaps

    Using plastic (or metal) snaps to hold things in place on top of fabric like in this ohmGlove example:
    ohmGlove
    ohmGlove
    ohmGlove

    Or in between layers of fabric like here:

    Lazy Programmer datagloves - first full prototype
    Lazy Programmer datagloves - first full prototype
    A Lazy Programmer's Dataglove



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